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Enlarging Your Small Front Yard Using the Right Landscaping Ideas

Small front yard can be as beautiful as wide yard if you know how to make it work. To help you maximizing any potential on your front yard area, this article will give you ten superb ideas to enlarge this place.

Front Yard for Socializing Area

Moving the activity to the front yard makes you to be more visible and approachable by your neighbors. Building community benches, establishing front-yard gardens, or even making a barbecue place can give better connection to the community.

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Westover Landscape Design

Two Gatherings Areas

Because one is never enough, you can create two gatherings areas in your front yard. Creating a secondary area for gathering in smaller size and coordinate the material to create a disjointed look to both of the areas.

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Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design

Matching the Style of the House and the Garden

The photo below shows that the plants fit perfectly with the house style as well as with the gardening condition. A Southwestern- style house is matched with a Southwestern- style garden.

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Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture

Guardian Foo Dogs

Foo dogs in front of our house signify that the place they are guarding is and important one and certainly gives pauses to anyone about to enter. Thus, having these guardian statues increase the philosophical value of your house.

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The Garden Route Company

Small Trees in the Front Yard for the Shade

Dwarf or semi dwarf trees can beautify your small front yard in their own ways. They create a focal point and increasing the sense of depth. Try to scale the look according to the size of your yard.

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Craftsman Exterior

Setting the Pathway for Your Front Yard

Set the type of path you choose to set the pace for how quickly or slowly someone will reach to your house. Straight path is a common ideas for a pathways. However, with a small front yard, a long walk will not harm them by pleasing their eyes on your garden.

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Heynssens + Grassman, Inc.

Rain Barrel for Harsh Weather

If you live in area where rain hits your house regularly, you may use metal material rain barrels. The barrel in the photo below has contemporary look. It is galvanized to resist mold and rust for better durability.

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Harding Construction & Sustainable Solutions

Reducing the Size of Your Lawn

You don’t need to use all of your small yard to be a gardening area. You can be creative and reduce the size of the lawn. Less grassy area means less time mowing, fertilizing, weeding, and reseeding.

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AMS Landscape Design Studios, Inc.

Alternate Approach to Front Door

If you have small front yard, you may want to alternate the approach to your front door. A curving path helps move the eye through the landscape, making your yard to be more spacious and thoughtful.

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Terrascapes Landscape Design

Welcoming Entry Garden

The entry garden in the photo below has a beautiful red maple tree creating a lush and welcoming feel. The smaller plants in various color makes your small yard makes your small yard as a focal point area.

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Peter A. Sellar – Architectural Photographer
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